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for it. house speaker john boehner also ignored his obligation to pay the nation's bills and also complained about spending. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. they speak so confident, don't they? it's almost as if they forgot all about the spending cuts the president already gave them over a year ago. well, let's try to help them figure it out a little bit with a little visual and audio assistance. >> over the past two years i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago, i signed into law more than $600 billion into new revenue, by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. when you add the money that will save in interest payments on the debt, all together that adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years. not counting the $400 billion already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we've made progress. >> didn't president clinton say it was all about arithmetic? republicans can posture
republicans are making it clear they see that as a liberal agenda. speaker john boehner, other house republican leaders are about to hold a news conference. you're looking at live pictures from up there. our chief national correspondent john king is here. are the gloves off? >> you can certainly say yes or you might even say that the gloves are still on in the sense that republicans are looking to see what signals the president would send as he begins the second term. if you ask john boehner or mitch mcconnell, they believe the size of government, debt and deficit is is the biggest issues. and if you listen to the speech yesterday, he made only passing references to that. talk of immigration reform, many republicans including the speaker want to work with the president on that but if he talks a lot publicly, it puts pressure on the conservative base which any legal status is amnesty. the president also talking about gun control and gun rights, just talked to tom fuentes, it stretches the political coalition. the things that the president highlighted and spend more time on his inaugur
the president have that kind of relationship with john boehner, say, where we can feel optimistic that they're going to have a very different kind of relationship but can actually be more effective? >> i think there's a different kind of dynamic that speaker boehner has to deal with. i don't know him personally, but his reputation is that he can get deals done, but then he has to sell them in a caucus, some whom, a minority, but a vocal minority of whom are very rigid indeed. so i think the speaker has an opportunity to show his more magnanimous leadership and to lead the whole of the house, and not just his caucus. and as he does that, i think his relationship, not just with the president, but with the general public will improve, and i hope he does. >> one of the issues he's going to face is gun crime, gun control, gun violence, generally. he's been generally audacious in terms of the proposals he's put forward. there's a reality check within minutes of him doing so. people have been queuing up from both sides of the senate and democrats and republicans, saying look, he may want an assaul
was somehow detected as class welfare, targeting the wealthy for more taxes. speaker of the house boehner states that the president backed away from an agreed compromise on raising the debt limit. in an article in "the new york times" magazine tends to support that charge. and a recent book by bob woodward paints a picture of obama standing firm against john boehner and the negotiations. as the apparent requirement for resolution of major legislation approaches, and as it appears that even more rigid positions are being forecast for the next congress, it will take an unusually skillful second term president to deliver solutions to the financial problems facing the nation. if the task rests on the shoulders of barack obama, wilson would not compromise or will he be like eisenhower, reagan, clinton, and even washington to figure how to win against the odds. of course, to achieve the accommodation with congress, he would need a lyndon johnson, tip o'neill, a newt gingrich to leave the congress majority that would follow. so what specifically would i recommend obama do to attempt to avoid the
are they able to bring the economy down. will john boehner at the end of the day have to do what he did with the tax bill, which is basically cede control of the house more or less to the democrats and have most of his party vote against something but allow a vote to come up that will let democrats and nancy pelosi yet again rescue the day. >> okay, jared. i want to play you something the president said on monday. you referenced it yourself. take a listen. >> they will not collect or ransom an exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. >> jared, i put it to you, do they not realize this fight isn't just hurting the economy. it's also helping this president look like the only grown-up in washington. >> i don't think they're calculus on this stuff is as rational as your question suggests, of course. but, again, if you actually get out of this beltway, and i try to do it as much as possible, and talk to people, the question i consistently get is why doesn't washington really care about the problems that we fac
to get more to the realities. when he told speaker boehner that we don't have a spending problem, we most certainly have a spending problem. the debt has increased exponentially under this president. he started off on the wrong foot, i think, not just with republicans, but the democrats that are iffing to be up in the midterms. >> let me just make the counter argument that republicans might have started off on the wrong foot with him. there was a frontline documentary the other night which showed that on the night of his inauguration, they were all meeting downtown and having a planning session organized by frank luntz, and it was all of the main players -- newt gingrich and others were all there. just deciding how they were going to stop the president point by point. you can argue that's just political strategy, but he didn't have pashz on the other side of the aisle. >> i'm not familiar with the event that you're speaking of, but i'm pretty sure newt gingrich isn't in congress, nor is frank luntz then or now. >> fair enough. >> what i do remember specifically is eric cantor and the repu
. on saturday, july 30, 2011, 2 days before the debt limit deadline, i had dinner with sean boehner and saxby chambliss, who'd been close friends and serving together in the house. i share concerns with the speaker and he asked how i get to a better outcome. i couldn't give him a good answer. i had argued to my republicans the week before any default triggered by refusing to lift the debt ceiling really would be the best outcome if we could stick together in weather the storm. i was convinced her deficits had become so severe that are national credit rating would be downgraded anyway and economy to to flounder. the shock therapy of the fall could be a thing that we can congress. unless we stick together, it made little sense for me are new members to mount it, cause he mission to delay the vote and force you to follow. >> guest: first of all, ask yourself the question, when was the last time the debt limit was not increased? so do we have a tip in made in country? the answer to that is the reason were in trouble because we essentially dull. every time i pass that lets you basic, they get a ra
for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> it is the most disgraceful action i have seen in this house in the 20 years i have been here. >> the fact is this dismissive attitude that was shown last night toward new york, new jersey, and connecticut typifies, i believe, a strain in the republican party. i can't imagine that type of indifference, that type of disregard, that cavalier attitude being shown to any other part of the country. >> well, now the house of representatives tonight has a second chance. on january 3rd the house passed a $9.7 billion bill that would help pay sandy victims' insurance claims by replenishing the national flood insurance program. today the house votes, actually tonight, on the big money, more than $50 billion in sandy aid. joining me is new york congressman michael grimm who rents areas in staten island. thank you for joining us tonight. let me show you an ad run back in 1964 by the republicans -- the democrats, rathe
done. the question can be john boehner bring up another bill in the house majority of republicans likely to oppose. how many times can you do that and remain speaker? >> let me get susan. >> i hope the senator and spraerk right this is the time we should be optimistic. i have a hard time see it. contrast this tone with what we saw four years ago when barack obama was inaugurated the first time, the first time and there was a great swelling, i think, of hope that he would be able to break the party san gridlock, a new kind of politics. there are issues including the debt ceiling and gun control. immigration san issue which there may well be a political consensus but hard to see the two sides coming together in a significantly new, bipartisan way, amongst the other issues. >> on the debt, on gun, immigration is in the interest of the republican party to get off the table. >> before this candidate -- the last candidate for president, the last two canned the das for president on the republican side, george bush and john mccain for comprehensive immigration reform. enormous support for
speaker boehner was chatting with the president. that conversation might have had something to do with the length of the president's remarks. the speaker said he agreed he should keep it quick. >>> president obama in his inaugural address that millions had watched made what some have called the most important gay rights speech in u.s. history. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for, if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> my next guest is no stranger to the lgbt fight for equality. he was ousted from the air force in 2002 under don't ask don't tell. when someone outed him as gay. this time around he is front and center as citizen co-chair. david haul, the service members legal defense network joins me now. david, it's great to have you here, and i know this has been a busy weekend for you. no one anticipated that the president would take such a bold stance in the inaugural speech when it came to lgbt issues. what does it mean to you to have hear
as anybody else, he says when boehner and i had that game of golf back in the summer of 2011 we had a good time. but it didn't lead to a deal getting done and he thinks that it's the republicans are just too dug in on their own political positions for any of that glad-handing to make a difference. >> he thinks the republicans, who is the president of the united states of america is the one dug in on spending cuts. look at cbo saying listen, cut 1%, 1%, get the 4.6 trillion dollars in debt relief over the next ten years, but is obama willing to do anything about it? he's not even going to have his budget on time and harry reid hasn't passed a budget in almost four years, but yet, blames the republicans who keep on passing budgets and sending them to harry reid and nothing gets done. >> megyn: but could any of this get solved? could any of this get solved by glad-handing, socializing, having people over for drinks? how did your dad do it. >> i tell you, he had to go to tip o'neill to get tip o'neill, the speaker of the house, who didn't like ronald reagan's politics and disagreed with everyt
the world will ask if the united states of america a safe bet. >> the republican house speaker john boehner responding immediately to the president's remarks issuing a statement that read "the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so, too, are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." joining us is amy kremer, chairwoman of the tea party express. thanks for coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> safe bet you're against raising the debt ceiling without spending cuts. >> the problem is the spending cuts never come. the republicans find themselves in the situation all the time t happened with reagan and bush 41 and with the sequester, it's been put off for two months, the spending cuts never come and we cannot continue down this path with over $16 trillion in debt, and a deficit of $1.4 trillion to $1.6 trillion per year. we're spending $1.6 million per year than we're bringing in. >> you've accused the president
come and speaker boehner i think would be supportive, and to get something done. >> i really agree with that. in a curious way, both sides need each other. why do i say that? because the debt limit has to be extended. simply has to be. this is not our future spending. this is about spending that's already been done. the question here is are we going to pay the bills we have already racked up. clearly we have to do that. the consequences of our failure to extend the debt limit would be extraordinary. but to do that you've got to get votes of people in the house of representatives. and they are insisting on additional spending we strength. in fact, we need additional spending we strength. i think of anything is clear from the charts i put up here is we have got to get some additional we strength on the entitlement side of our budget. and so it does lend itself to a compromise, one in which there is additional revenue, not from raising rates, but through tax reform, which happily is something the country needs anyway. does anybody believe this tax code that we've got makes any sense a
of the senate any good to the presidential leadership and speaker boehner would be supported as long as it came in a way that was structured and you get something done. >> i really agree with that. in a curious way, both sides need each other. why do i say that? a debt limit has to be extended. it has to be. this is not our future spending. this is about spending has already been done. will we pay the bills that we have already racked up? clearly, we have to do that. the consequences of a failure to extend the debt limit would be extraordinary. to do that, you have to get votes of people in the house of representatives. and they are insisting on additional spending restraint. in fact, we need additional spending restraint. if anything is clear from the charts i have put up your is that we have to get some additional restraint on the entitlement side of our budget. so it does lend itself to a compromise, one in which there is additional revenue, not from raising rates, but through tax reform, which happily something the country needs anyway. does anybody believe this tax code that we have makes
-- this was a direct challenge to people like paul ryan and john boehner and mitch mcconnell. he said yeah, you guys want to sit around, you know, and look at your navals and have this on-going debate about what the role of government and he said that's not -- we can have that little debate but that's no substitute for action. >> obama: progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time. but it does require us to act in our time. >> bill: that's it. that was it. that's what that -- address yesterday, i started to call a sermon really was. was all about. the president says that is our role. that's what we believe. if we really believe in the constitution, then he went on, we'll talk more about this. we've got to do something. about poverty. we have to do something about the disadvantaged. we have to do something about seniors and social security and medicare and medicaid. we've got to do something about gay rights. the first time any president's ever mentioned that. he came out and said if we really believe in that constitution, we shouldn't be deba
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